Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

The web pages available at Results for Development Institute (R4D) and all linked pages are owned and operated by R4D and are accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below (“Terms of Use”). Please read these Terms of Use before using r4d.org or any of the features on this site, including, but not limited to, the R4D blog, and social media resources. By using this Website, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please exit R4D’s website and do not access or otherwise use the website. We reserve the right to modify, add, or delete any of these Terms of Use at any time. Continued use of the Website after any modifications, additions, or deletions to the Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of the Terms of Use, as modified.

Accuracy of Content
R4D makes every effort to ensure that the content of the website is accurate and up-to-date, but R4D does not offer any warranties (whether express implied or otherwise) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information appearing on the website. R4D may remove material from the Website at its own discretion and without giving any notice.

Intellectual Property Rights
The contents of R4D’s website are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. This Website may not be used in any manner that violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, contract rights, or any other rights belonging to R4D or a third party. Unless authorized by the Terms of Use or by the owner of the materials, you are strictly prohibited from modifying, copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, creating derivative works, or distributing in any manner or medium (including email or other electronic means) any material from this Website. Your use of the Website does not grant you ownership of any content, code, data, or other materials you may access on or through the Website. Use of the Website and the services offered on or through the Website are only for your personal and non-commercial use.

When you post or submit any material to this Website, you represent and warrant that you are the owner of the material or have express permission from the owner of the material to post, use, or submit the material. You are solely responsible for any damages resulting from any infringements of copyrights, trademark rights, propriety rights, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting, or submission. When you post or submit material to this Website, you grant R4D the right to use the material, royalty-free, and give us the non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate display, distribute and create any type of derivative work from the submitted material. Submitting or posting material also grants us the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address, or username, as we deem appropriate.

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require that people who use R4D’s Website and services available on this Website do the same.

If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement, please forward the following information to our designated offices:

  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Message Boards and Other Interactive Features
Message boards, bulletin boards, blogs, and other services may be available on or through this Website. In addition to any other rules or regulations that R4D posts in connection with these particular services, you agree that you shall not upload, post, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish through the Website or any service or feature made available on or through the Website, any materials which: (a) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website; (b) are fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, or offensive; (c) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, federal, or international law; (d) violate, plagiarize, or infringe the rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, contract, patent, rights of privacy, or publicity or any other proprietary rights; (e) contain a virus, spyware, or any other harmful content; (f) contain embedded links or advertising of any kind; or (g) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin, endorsements, or statements of fact.

R4D has the right, but no obligation, to monitor the content of the message boards, bulletin boards, blogs, and other services available on the Website to determine compliance with Terms of Use and any other operating rules we establish. We maintain the exclusive right to edit, remove, or refuse to post any submitted materials or information. We are not responsible for and do not endorse any of the opinions, advice, or statements posted to the message boards, bulletin boards, blogs, and other services. We are not responsible for any offensive, defamatory, or obscene posting made on the message boards or other features on the Website. We reserve the right to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any Law regulation, or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are inappropriate, objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Use. We also reserve the right to deny access to the Website or any features of the Website to anyone who violates these Terms of Use or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others. R4D assumes no liability for any action or inaction with respect to any conduct, communication, or posting on the message boards, bulletin boards, blogs, or other services on this Website.

Privacy Policy
R4D knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and it is careful to ensure that any such information that comes into its possession is properly looked after. This Privacy Policy sets out the steps that we take to ensure that any information provided to us is kept secure and confidential and is used only for the purposes for which it is provided.

Personal Information
The only personal information that we will collect is the personal information that you provide to us when you register with us or when you communicate with us through our website. We will at any time, at your request, provide you with a copy of any personal information that we are holding about you. This Website does not use cookies to collect information of any kind.

Purposes for which Personal Information may be used
Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the following purposes:

  • To provide information or services to you as requested by you.
  • To let you know about information and services from R4D in which you may be interested.
  • For internal review.
  • To improve the content of the website.
  • To customize the content and /or layout of the website for each individual user.
  • To notify users about updates to the website.
  • Do compile and disclose statistics about our users and their preferences. However, these statistics are anonymous and do not identify individual users.

Disclosure
We will not pass any of your personal information to any third party, other than members of R4D, without your consent.

Marketing and Advertising
No promotional offers or advertising will appear on the r4d.org nor will your personal contact information ever be given, sold, or otherwise shared by R4D with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

Third Party Sites
You may be able to link from R4D’s Website to third-party websites; conversely, third-party websites may link to R4D’s Website. You acknowledge and agree that R4D’s Website has no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code, or other materials which may be provided by or through third-party sites. Links to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by R4D’s Website of such third-party sites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, or other materials presented on or through such websites. You agree that R4D and its affiliates are not responsible for any damages that you incur arising from your use of any products or services made available by third-parties through the Website.

Registration and Passwords
To access certain services of this Website, you may need to provide information such as your name, email address, street address, and zip code. By use of these services, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about you; (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update your data and any other information you provide to the Website to keep it accurate, current, and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions, whether by you or another person, that take place using your account. You will notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. R4D assumes no liability for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of your password or account by a third party. Any reliance on the contents of a third-party site is done at your own risk and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such reliance. Our use of any personally identifiable information provided by you in regards to obtaining a registration and password is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Disclaimers
This Website provides links to websites maintained by third parties. Any information, products, or services provided by the third-party sites are maintained by the operators of such sites and not by R4D or our subsidiaries. When these third-party sites are accessed, they are accessed at your own risk.

THE WEBSITE AND ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, FEATURES, OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE AVAILABLE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ORGANIZATION NAME DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, NOR DOES ORGANIZATION NAME MAKE ANY WARRANTIES THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE PROVIDED SERVICES WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. ORGANIZATION NAME ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR EQUIPMENT ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE WEBSITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO CONTENT, OR AUDIO CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE.

WE TRY TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THE WEBSITE IS CORRECT AND UP-TO-DATE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR MAKE CORRECTIONS TO ANY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WARNING. ORGANIZATION NAME NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE WEBSITE, NOR FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, INDECENT, UNLAWFUL OR INFRINGING POSTING MADE THEREON BY ANYONE OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION NAME EMPLOYEE SPOKESPERSONS WHILE ACTING IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, OTHER USERS OF THE WEBSITE). IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FINANCIAL, HEALTH, OR LIFESTYLE INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT.

Limitations on Liability
In no event will R4D or its directors, employees, or agents be liable to you or any third person for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, or punitive damages, including for any lost profits or lost data arising from your use of the Website or this service.

Terminations
At any time and without notice, we may suspend, cancel, or terminate your right to use this Website or any portion of the Website. In the event of a suspension, cancellation, or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Website affected by such suspension, cancellation, or termination.

Other Terms
These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and R4D regarding the use of the Website and supersede any prior agreements between you and R4D relating to your use of the Website. The failure of R4D to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held invalid, the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any other reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This agreement shall be governed and construed by the laws of the District of Columbia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. The foregoing provisions of these Terms of Use are for the benefit of R4D, its affiliates, and third-party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to asset and enforce provisions of the Terms of Use directly and on their own behalf.

Privacy Policy

At Results for Development, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re aware of any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to info@r4d.org or by writing to Legal Department at R4D, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Alternatively, you can telephone 202.570.5711.

Who are we?

Our website address is: https://www.r4d.org.

We’re Results for Development (R4D), a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.

R4D is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, organized and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia, USA. Our headquarters address is 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you make a donation, if you register to receive one of our email newsletters or announcements or if you access information we post about our programs.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online, your payment information is not held by us. It is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialize in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • Process a donation that you have made;
  • Process your entry into a competition;
  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • Notify you of changes to our services;
  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities, or relevant work from our projects and partners;
    process a job application.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organizations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary for them to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your personal information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be assured that we will not release your personal information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third party payment processor, who specializes in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct communications from us about the vital work in which R4D engages, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: info@r4d.org , or telephone: 202.570.5711 (ask for Communications).

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change your email address, or any of the other personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: info@r4d.org, or write to us at: R4D Communications, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Alternatively, you can telephone 202.570.5711 (ask for Communications).

You also have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, to request that we transfer your personal information to you or to another data processor, to request that we dispose of your personal information if we are legally permitted to do so, and to withdraw your consent for us to hold your personal information.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Profiling

We may analyze your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the R4D website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organization to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognize you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store the pages you may visit. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better and more personalized service.

The best way to switch off cookies is by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organizations. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

The privacy of children aged 16 or under is very important to us. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

If you have accessed this website while within the European Union (“EU”), you should be aware that the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the EU. By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EU. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Analytics

Our website uses analytics, which may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. The information collected does not include bank details or any sensitive personal data. Data collected by these tools is for R4D’s internal use only. The information collected is used to improve our website usability and is stored and used for aggregated and statistical reporting.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on May 24, 2018.

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